Today I have super cute card using Maker Forte’s Kaleidoscope powders to create a shimmery patterned background. This beautiful flower was Copic colored.

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Card instructions

First I created the background by stamping up the Believe In background stamp. It has a great geometric pattern to it that I thought it would lend itself to a shimmery background. I inked it up with the color hive ink glue, and then put small amounts of different kaleidoscope powders around the stamped image.

I used the brush tool to brush off the excess and was remained was this gorgeous background that shimmers has you move it in the light.

I sealed with with a matte protectant. Just briefly spray it from about a foot away. I got a little too close in one spot and it smeared the powder. But never fear, I hid that little imperfection with my stamped image.

I colored the beautiful flower with some pink copic colors to let it pop off the blue background.

I used my silhouette cameo pix scan to scan in the image and create an offet so I could cut out the halo image. Then cut a halo out of vellum. This gives a nice soft background between the colored image and the shimmery background.

Then I popped the entire image with some foam dots.

I used the sentiment from the watercolor hearts “With Love” and did the same technique with the kaleidoscope powders as I did with the background.

I finished the card with some beautiful rhinestones.

Finished Project


About the designer

Brandi Mahon is the creative owner and card maker for She teaches card makers how to create beautiful cards one card at a time. If you would like to see some of her other free tutorials, fill free to drop by here.